Playoff Picture for the West during the 2010-2011 NBA Season

I see a lot of talk on the Eastern Conference next season, but I have yet to find people's opinions on the Western Conference. This may be due to the fact that a few of the talented free agents in the West booked it to the East this past offseason. Carlos Boozer left the playoff contending Utah Jazz for a deep Chicago Bulls team. Joining him on that team were two other past Jazz players, Ronnie Brewer and Kyle Korver. Amar'e Stoudemire finally ditched the Phoenix Suns and got a nice payday in New York. One of the main reasons the Western Conference is now looked down upon is obviously because of the new look Lebron-Wade-Bosh Miami Heat. In my opinion, the Western Conference is still extremely talented and contains a few teams that can give the Miami Heat a run for the money. It may be a bit early to predict, but this is my outlook on the playoff contenders in the Western Conference for this upcoming season. Keep in mind, this is only an opinion, so there is no need to tear me apart if I made a few mistakes. Give me some good feedback and I will tweak this a bit if I hear some good things. So, without further we go.. Begin Slideshow


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